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    Teacher Email: John.Ware@marion.k12.fl.us

    Welcome to the new school year!

    Course Description

    The AS English General Paper course is multi-disciplinary, which simply means that its subject matter is drawn from topics across the curriculum.  This class encourages you to develop the ability to make cross curricular links; to develop a maturity of thought appropriate to students at this level; and to achieve an understanding and usage of the English language, which enables them to express arguments, ideas and opinions in a reflective and academic manner. 

    Knowing the current issues that challenge our world will enhance the quality of your responses.  However, the AS English General Paper is not strictly a test of general knowledge.  The key objective is for the student to convey information or opinion in a way that is thoughtful, perceptive, and immediately intelligible to the reader.  In essence then, the writing skill must be finely crafted to experience the full success this course has to offer.

    Course Objectives:

    • To explore and draw conclusions regarding social, cultural, economic, philosophical, scientific, literary, and technological issues.
    • To develop and refine the skills of independent, critical, reading and writing.
    • To promote the skills of rational thought, persuasion, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation.
    • To promote maturity of thought and clarity of expression.
    • To promote understanding and appreciation of individual, societal, and cultural diversity.


    Required Supplies:

    • ½ - 1 ½ inch binder and dividers …the more organized, the better! (NO SPIRAL NOTEBOOKS- BINDERS ONLY!)
    • Loose-leaf paper

    If you have any questions feel free to email me. Also, all work is sent by emails. Please contact me through the school email and not through Canvas, as I do not check the inbox often.. Thank you.



    About me:

    I am a gradulate of Glenville State College, in West Virginia with degrees in History and English, minors in Journalism, Geography, Political Science, and World Cultures. I was in the journalism field, working  for many weekly and daily papers for eleven and half years, in areas of photography, newsreporting, columnist, pagination, and special sections editor. I have always encouraged writing and reading in my classroom, and ask students to pick up a book and read, or take pen or pencil to paper and start writing. Even the smallest of words that find their way on a page may lead to a longer journey.  


    Free Books on Audio website: http://esl-bits.net/

    Mr. Ware's Digital Media Library: https://classroom.google.com/c/Mjc5MzI5NDc3ODcy

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    All students are to adheir to the attendance policies each day regardless if we are in a physical classroom or virtual.



    Contact: Office hours are from 8:30am to 9am, and 3:45pm to 4:15pm each day. Email is: John.Ware@marion.k12.fl.us.

    If you have any questions or concerns feel free to email me.


    Homework/ Participation Grade: 10%

    Papers/Projects/ Quizes: 40%

    Texts/Semester Tests: 50%